BS Four-Year Degree Plan: Geospatial Sciences

The following degree plan is based on the general education program instituted in fall 2014. For the previous general education requirements, please access these Student Transition Resources.

First semester (fall)

CoursesHours
GEP 101 First-Year Foundations 2
ENG 110 Writing I
or COM 115 Fundamentals of Public Speaking
3
KIN 210 Healthy Lifestyles: Preventive Approaches 3
HST 121 Survey of the History of the United States to 1877
or HST 122 Survey of the History of the United States Since 1877
3
GRY 100 World Regional Geography
or GRY 108 Principles of Sustainability
3
Total hours14

Second semester (spring)

CoursesHours
COM 115 Fundamentals of Public Speaking
or ENG 110 Writing I
3
PLS 101 American Democracy and Citizenship 3
MTH 181 Trigonometry
or MTH 138 Pre-Calculus Mathematics
3-5
GRY 142 Introductory Physical Geography
or GLG 110 Principles of Geology
4
General Education - Self Understanding 3
Total hours16-18

Third Semester (fall)

CoursesHours
CSC 125 Introduction to C++ Programming
or CIS 260 Introduction to Java Programming
3-4
GRY 300 Geography of the United States
or GRY 305 Selected World Regions
3
GRY 363 Introduction to Geographic Information Science 4
General Education - Self Understanding 3
General elective 3
Total hours16-17

Fourth Semester (spring)

CoursesHours
MTH 340 (or equivalent) Statisitics 3
GEO 561 Intermediate Geographic Information Science 3
GRY/GEO/IDM/MTH/CIS/CSC elective 3
ENG 210 Writing II: Writing Across the Disciplines
or ENG 221 Writing II: Writing for the Professions
3
General Education - Natural World other than GRY/GLG 3
Total hours15

Fifth Semester (fall)

CoursesHours
GRY 275 Introduction to Plane Surveying 3
GRY 360 Interpretation of Aerial Photography 3
GEO 562 Internet Geospatial Science 3
GRY/GEO/IDM/MTH/CIS/CSC elective 3
General Education - Culture & Society 3
Total hours15

Sixth Semester (spring)

CoursesHours
GRY 367 Research Methods in Geography and Geospatial Science 3
GEO 551 Remote Sensing 3
GRY/GEO/IDM/MTH/CIS/CSC elective 3
General Education - Self Understanding 3
General elective 3
Total hours15

Intersession (May or August)

CoursesHours
GRY 470 International Field Study in Geography 2
Total hours2

Seventh Semester (fall)

CoursesHours
GEO 566 Advanced Geographic Information Science 3
GEO 568 Thematic Cartography 3
General electives 9
Total hours15

Eighth Semester (spring)

CoursesHours
GRY 498 Placement Seminar in Geography, Geospatial Sciences and Planning 1
GEO 572 Introduction to Photogrammetry and LiDAR Technology 3
GRY/GEO/IDM/MTH/CIS/CSC elective 3
General electives 7
Total hours14